The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN: 9780140448993
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 296
Size: 7.74" l x 4.99" w x 0.90"
Series: N/A

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced secret marriage, and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion to reproach, indignation, and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into religious life in the Middle Ages.

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